Ukraine: 3 Dead After Military Base Attack

ABC News Alex Marquardt reports from Mariupol where protests turned violent.
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Three militants were killed, 13 wounded and more than 60 arrested when they attacked a military base overnight, Ukraine's interior minister said today. The incident happened in the coastal town of Mariupol in the southeast part of the country.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a statement today that a crowd of about 300 men, armed with Molotov cocktails, attacked the base late Wednesday but were repelled by the National Guard and police forces.

Soldiers fired warning shots as militants attacked, the minister said, then fired on the attackers. He again accused Russia of being behind the attack.

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